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Govt forms committee to protect rivers

  • Published at 11:05 am December 16th, 2016
Govt forms committee to protect rivers
A gazette notification, issued by the Prime Minister’s Office on Thursday, said the LGRD Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain-led body would submit a master plan to the PMO within three months Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan and Water Resources Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud are the committee co-chairmen. The navy chief, Dhaka mayors, principle secretary to the PMO, secretaries to home, fishing, housing, local government, environment and forest, and shipping ministries have been included as members. Other members are Dhaka and Chittagong divisional commissioners, managing director-3 and admin of PMO, BIWTA chairman, DCs of Dhaka, Gazipur and Narayanganj and two representatives from the civil society. The committee will be allowed to induct new members. It will meet at least once a month.